• on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    You cant claim to be a low information voter, and then blog about quantum computing...

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Thanks... history will remain my favorite subject =)

    Good luck to you too !!

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Yes, it was the IAF.  I was a technician.

    And no, I have never been shot at in a war... I have been shot at quite a few times on my way to school, or on my way home !

    You must be snark adams... and you must be dying of curiosity.

    And one more thing... My parents "baptized" me as a Muslim... my parents are not Muslim themselves.  For that reason (and for others) I have quite a few thoughts on Kashmir, but I doubt you will ever understand!!

    Good luck to you!

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Sic transit vir ?

    Is that latin... you may have to translate for us =)

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

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  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Thanks

    Good luck to you too, Dr Louis (and yeah, I still chuckle about the "low information voter" status that you have =)

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Actually, I dont know yet... I am torn, and I wont make up my mind until the very end!

    And yes... it will be the first time I ever vote.  I never got to vote in India (the requirements there are that you must vote in your hometown...which sorta precludes students), and it is too hard to vote from overseas !!

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Thanks !

    I remember asking you a question addressed to "a thoughtful Obama supporter" during the primary wars... I dont think you ever saw it (comments were flying like a supersonic jet at the time)

    Good luck to you too !!

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Thanks, good luck to you!

    I enjoy your diaries...keep em flowing =)

  • on a comment on So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Thanks =)

    I remember you well... we had a slight disagreement on FISA, if you recall.  You recced, and then unrecced my diary.. wherein I was supporting Sen. Obama on his FISA stance =)

    Good luck to you =)

  • comment on a post So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    Some of you may recall a diary I had done called
    Buddha weeps in Jadugoda that talked about Uranium mining in a region where I grew up.

    The documentary filmmaker is a classmate of mine (although, our class sizes were huge ~ 320 students, and I have no recollection of him).

    Anyways, he just emailed me that he is going to be in the US, as part of a US Dept of State program for emerging documentary filmmakers.  You are welcome to contact him, if you are in the cities listed below.

    His name is Shri Prakash (the hotels may have him listed as SriPrakash... he does not use a last name).

    A Regional Project for South and Central Asia Documentary Filmmaking

    August 27 - September 16, 2008

    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

    Office of International Visitors

    Mr. Brad Minnick, Director

               Characteristics of the Participants

    This project is designed for filmmakers, directors, producers, broadcasters, distributors, academics and technicians involved in the documentary film industry.

               Project Goals

       * To provide an overview of the documentary film industry in the U.S., including its historical evolution, current trends, and the impact of new technologies;
        * To attend film festivals that screen documentary, independent and feature film and video;
        * To examine documentary film as a means of social, political and cultural commentary and as an expression of free speech;
        * To visit academic institutions and organizations whose mission is to train and mentor those involved in the film industry; and
        * To network with and to explore collaborative efforts of filmmakers, broadcasters, distributors, academics, technicians, film festival directors, philanthropists and financial managers.

             Project Summary

    The project will open in Washington, DC, and will highlight the city's key historic and cultural sights. During meetings with leaders of various documentary film organizations, the visitors will explore the ways in which films are funded in the U.S.

    From Washington, DC, the participants will travel to Telluride, Colorado to attend the prestigious Telluride Film Festival.

    After leaving Telluride, the group will travel to San Francisco, California to visit film universities, libraries and archives. The visitors will meet with representatives of television network productions and film distributors.  Meetings at film schools and libraries will provide an opportunity to review academic art programs for filmmakers. Finally, the delegation will examine film preservation and archiving.

    The visitors will then travel to Chicago, Illinois, where they will discuss current trends in documentary filmmaking, art programs for documentary filmmakers and independent television production.

    While in New York, New York, the visitors will meet with representatives of academic film institutions to discuss programs for documentary filmmakers and film distribution. The group will also shadow students who are in the process of producing a documentary film. The group will explore innovative art programs promoting understanding, tolerance and global awareness

    Hotel's details
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    in Telluride from 28-2 sept
    Telluride Mountain Lodging
    3335 Davis street
    Telluride Street
    Telluride, Colorado- 81435
    tel 888- 728-1950

    Sanfancicsco from 2-7th sept
    Hotel Nikko
    222 Mason street
    San Francissco 94102
    tel 415 394 1111

    Chicago 7-11 sept
    Hampton Inn & Suites - Down Town Chicago
    33 W, Illinois street
    Chicago, Illinois- 60610
    tel 312 832 0330

    New York 11- 17th
    Hamptton Inn
    Times Square North
    851 8th Ave New york, NY 10019
     212 581 4100

  • comment on a post So long, farewell! over 5 years ago

    you can grouse about that till tomorrow morning ... till then, I am able to personally apologize to you.

  • yep... I routinely uprate comments that have been hiderated without justification.

  • it does not deserve a hide rating !

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